July 29, 2012

Deeply bizarre? Or not?

Juan Cole posts Andreas Gursky's amazing photograph of the Kuwait Stock Exchange:

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July 26, 2012

Mullen explains, and Dobbs nails it

Paul Mullen is succinct, and David Dobbs refines the argument :

...the movies are a enormous, constant, heavily influential part of an American culture that fetishizes violence and glamorizes, to the point of ten-year wars, a militarized, let-it-rain approach to conflict resolution...

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July 09, 2012

a fine distinction

From Arnold Zwicky's blog, quoting Grammarist:

Irony is similar to sarcasm, but the goal of sarcasm is to mock, while irony is usually used to make subtler points.
Oh, very nice.

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